JOHN BURNINGHAM (B. 1936)
'MR GUMPY'S OUTING'
Pen and ink, framed, signed on label verso
14cm approx. x 27.5cm (5.5in x 10.75in) Estimate £ 1,000-1,500 + fees Note: Original illustration for 'Mr Gumpy's Outing', first published by Jonathan Cape, London, 1970.
"Mr Gumpy is a prophetic character in that I get to look more and more like him each day. People constantly say to me "I love your Mr Grumpy!" It is most infuriating. Grump is a Disney dwarf."